GetHired Gets $1.75 Million In Funding
Job hunting and head hunting is changing, or should I say has changed. Much of this change has been ushered in by websites like LinkedIn who have made it easy for potential job seekers and recruiters to interact in the same place and seal the deal, all over a social platform. Many are predicting that the CV will be dead before 2015 is out and who can blame them?
Looking to profit from the eventual demise of CV’s is a Palo Alto based start-up called GetHired. The aim of the company is to give job seekers a new and interactive way to pitch themselves using video to potential employers. User simply create and upload a video of themselves, which accompanies their CV (for now); the potential employer then gets a chance to see what the person is about and makes a hiring decision based on the vibe they get from the video.
So good is the idea it seems that several venture capitalists have pooled their resources together and invested $1.5 million in the fledgling start-up. The list reads like a who’s who of investing, and includes the CEO of the Global Environment Fund, Jeffrey Leonard, CEO of LegalZoom.com, John Suh, former CEO of Discovery Communications and the former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Affairs, Judith McHale, and Mack Capital CEO, Ralph Mack.
So far the backing looks strong, and although the funds might seem small, it is clear that GetHired has potential.